Cold wind chills expected for Sunday night

A cold front will push through Sunday, Jan. 20, bringing much colder temperatures for the start of next week. At this point, frost and freezing temperatures are not expected. Glades and Hendry counties will be the low 30s for about three hours Sunday night/Monday morning. A wind chill advisory may be needed.

Road watch for Glades County

Motorists are reminded to wear safety belts and drive with caution, courtesy, common sense, and patience as they travel through work zones. Remember, speeding fines are doubled in work zones. • SR 78 from Buckhead Ridge to just west of the Kissimmee River: (Maintenance permit project) Crews will be repairing guardrails near the roadway from […]

Wildfire on Lake Okeechobee, Curry Island started with arson

PALMDALE — On Saturday, Jan. 12, the Florida Forest Service (FFS) and Glades County Fire Department responded to several arsonist-set wildfires on the western part of Lake Okeechobee, Curry Island at Vance Whidden County Park. Dried-out marshes fueled the inaccessible, 300-acre wildfire. Even though the wildfire posed no immediate threat to structures, smoke impeded visibility […]

Glades at a Glance

Food Trucks return MOORE HAVEN — Chow Down Food Trucks will return to the Tom Perry Memorial Park, 200 Riverside Drive S.W., on Thursday, Feb. 7, at 5 p.m. This event includes live music and a kids area. Cane festival scheduled ORTONA — The Cane Grinding Festival will be held on Saturday, Feb. 2, from […]

Glades County Road Watch report for week of Jan. 13

S.R. 78 from Buckhead Ridge to just west of the Kissimmee River: Maintenance permit project: Crews will be repairing guardrails near the roadway from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday, weather permitting. Motorists should use caution as crews work near and on the roadway.

‘Keenagers’ build mini manger scenes

MOORE HAVEN — The over-50 group affectionately known as Keenagers was pleasantly surprised when, following a covered dish luncheon at their December meeting, they were each handed an oyster shell, a Christmas card depicting the Holy Family and a pair of scissors. Laura Daniels and Bobbi Brown instructed the members in making Nativity scenes by […]

Sour Orange Fest to be served up with quilt contest this year

MOORE HAVEN — Glades County Commissioner Donald Strenth made his annual plug about the upcoming festival in his town of Lakeport at this week’s board meeting, but this year he did it with a little more urgency. “The weekend of the 19th we’re having our Sour Orange Festival in Lakeport, and we’d like for everybody […]

New Chairman Stanley raises lake spraying issue

MOORE HAVEN — Buckhead Ridge’s representative on the Glades County Board was elected its chairman for the next two years Tuesday morning and signaled that he will press state authorities about spraying of aquatic plants on Lake Okeechobee that he’s been told is affecting wildlife to the extent that sportsmen have been complaining. Tim Stanley […]

For Lake O eco-management, fire is healthy

PALMDALE — When asked during a recent conversation at the fire tower station here for any offbeat or funny stories about serving in the Florida Forest Service, Wildfire Mitigation Specialist Melissa Yunas recalled one right away. “Danny and I became really good friends…” she started while Senior Ranger Danny Callahan gave a skeptical look and […]

New pickleball courts set to open in Moore Haven

GLADES COUNTY — Six brand new pickleball courts are scheduled to open at the Glades RV Resort near Moore Haven on Jan. 12. The new courts have been a longtime project of USA Pickleball Association Ambassador for Hendry/Glades Tim Camden, who has pushed to have more courts for the fast-growing sport. “This has been a […]